CLIA Cruise Podcast

Check out the latest CLIA Cruise podcast! Bringing you news from across the globe, live from London. 

You can download the podcast through iTunes by clicking here or you can stream the podcast by clicking below. As the first of many, we're eager to hear your thoughts, so send us your screenshots and tag us on InstagramFacebook  and Twitter and let us know what you think.

 Episode 24 Ship Launch Special 

From Miami to Malaga - Andy Harmer headed onboard the brand new Celebrity Edge and Holland America Line's Nieuw Statendam to talk with industry professionals as they look forward to the future of cruising. 

Episode 23 - Phil Nuttall And Sam Ballard 

Andy Harmer sits down with MD of the Travel Village Group Phil Nuttall to talk about his time in the industry. Later, we talk with Cruise Adviser's Sam Ballard as he discusses how cruising is changing.

Episode 22 - Gianni Onorato & Antonio Paradiso

Andy Harmer is joined by Travel Weekly's Lucy Huxley to talk with MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato and UK & Ireland Managing Director Antonio Paradiso, for an MSC special, discussing what to expect from MSC in the new year and beyond.

Episode 21 - Ellen Bettridge and Jacqueline Bott

Andy Harmer sits down with Uniworld President and CEO Ellen Bettridge to discuss the growth of the River Cruise sector before hopping aboard Cunard Queen Mary 2 to talk to Hotel General Manager Jacqueline Bott. Later, Peter Kollar updates us from Australia.

Episode 20 - Paris Special

Coming live from the CLIA Paris 2018 River Cruise Conference, Toby buzzes around the conference hall talking with guest speakers and specialists Albert Aird and Mail on Sunday's Sarah Hartley, as well as a chat with the dynamic duo themselves - Andy Harmer and Travel Weekly's Lucy Huxley.

Episode 19 - Debbie Marshall, Robert Halfpenny and Antonio Paradiso


Speaking to our guest speakers at the Luxury Showcase in Málaga, Andy chats with mature traveller specialist Debbie Marshall about how older travellers' expectations are changing, as well as Aurora Expeditions' Robert Halfpenny to discuss the growing luxury and expedition markets. Later, Andy sits down with MSC Cruises' MD UK & Ireland, Antonio Paradiso.

Episode 18 - Jenni Falconer, Rosemary Shrager, Janet Parton and Tony Williamson


Andy Harmer speaks with TV's Jenni Falconer and Celebrity Chef Rosemary Shrager at the Princess 2020 event in London this week before heading to Paris ahead of November's River Cruise Conference. Hopping aboard Avalon Tapestry II, we get the chance to chat with Sales Director Janet Parton, as well as Cruise Director Tony Williamson.

Episode 17 - Entertainment Special


It's entertainment week this week as part of the final week of #ChooseCruise celebrations. Talking about all things entertainment, Princess Cruises Entertainment Director Ron Goodman and Cunard Entertainment Director Sally Segoe give their unique perspectives on an ever-changing sector of the cruise world. Later, Peter Kollar gives us the latest from Australasia.

Episode 16 - Lisa McAuley, Sue Bryant, Gary Buchanan, Emma Cruises

Coming to you live from #CLIALuxury2018 in Málaga, Andy chats with guest speaker Lisa McAuley about the Expedition market. Also in this episode, we had back aboard the recently-launched Azamara Pursuit to talk with cruise journalists Gary Buchanan and Sue Bryant, and we talk to blogger Emma Cruises as part of Spa and #Wellness week for #ChooseCruise

Episode 15 - Family Cruises Special


Back by popular demand! It's #FamilyWeek as part of our #ChooseCruise celebrations, and travel journalist Sara Macefield sits down with Andy Harmer to talk about the perfect travel opportunities for family holidays. Later, the EnglishMum herself Becky Wiggins joins us to talk about her experiences raising children on cruise holidays.

Episode 14 - Aboard Azamara Pursuit and Celebrity Silhouette


Andy spends time aboard the brand new Azamara Pursuit talking with UK MD Richard Twynam and Captain Carl Smith before talking #ChooseCruise with Victor, Executive Chef of the Celebrity Silhouette.

Episode 13: Walter Littlejohn, Cruising with Ben and David

Crystal River Cruises' VP and Managing Director speaks with Toby Cruse about what to expect from Crystal and the river sector whilst Andy Harmer sits down with Ben and David from Cruising with Ben and David and Honest Cruising to discuss the appeal of Themed Cruises. Later, we have the latest update from CLIA Australasia's Peter Kollar.

Episode 12: Jo Rzymowska, Marcus Adams

It's Learning and Enrichment week as part of our #ChooseCruise celebrations, and we spoke with cruise blogger and travel expert Marcus Adams about how you can explore and learn aboard a cruise ship. Celebrity Cruises' Jo Rzymowska also makes a return to talk more about the upcoming Celebrity Edge and the future of the cruise line, and we get the latest from CLIA Australasia's Peter Kollar.

Episode 11: Leon Hand, Janet Parton & Gary Bembridge

Speaking live from Paris, Andy Harmer speaks to Avalon Waterways' Janet Parton about the growing river cruise sector and what to expect from November. Also in the episode, Andy sits down with Celebrity Cruises' Leon Hand to discuss the future of Celebrity, and we talk #ChooseCruise with Tips for Travellers' Gary Bembridge.

Episode 10 - Azamara Special!

Aboard the newly launched Azamara Pursuit, Andy Harmer speaks with co-godmother Lucy Huxley and President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises, Larry Pimentel. Later, Andy talks #ChooseCruise with Cruise Blogger Danielle Fear.

Episode 9 - Edwina Lonsdale 

Beginning with some exciting news from Andy Harmer, we sit down with Mundy Cruising's Edwina Lonsdale to discuss how the industry has changed since the 70s. Later, an update from CLIA Australasia's Peter Kollar.

Episode 8 - Lucy Huxley and Jo Rzymowska

Following the announcement of the ships being showcased at the upcoming CLIA Conference 2019, Andy chats with Celebrity Cruises' Jo Rzymowska, VP & MD for UK & Ireland, Asia and the Pacific, before talking with partner in crime Lucy Huxley as she prepares to become a cruise godmother.

Episode 7 - Bernie Carter, Teresa Machan, John Fair and Becky Wiggins

Andy talks about the growing luxury sector with Oceania Cruises' Bernie Carter and Telegraph Travel's Teresa Machan before sitting down with CroisiEurope's John Fair to talk about the changes to the river cruise industry in the road to the Paris Showcase in November. Cruise and Travel blogger Becky Wiggins briefly stops by to talk about what she loves about the industry.

Episode 6 - Cindy D'Aoust, Carly Perkins, Erin Johnson and Honest Cruising

President and CEO of CLIA, Cindy D'Aoust sits down with Andy Harmer this week to reflect on the cruise industry, before we talk about what to expect from Málaga with Seabourn's Carly Perkins and Silversea's Erin Johnson. Rounding off this week, the guys behind Honest Cruising chat about why they choose to cruise.

Episode 5 - Virgin Voyages, Lisa McAuley and Gary Bembridge

Andy Harmer joins us this week from Genoa, where Virgin Voyages has revealed the name of its upcoming ship, the Scarlet Lady. Also coming up this week, Andy speaks with Lisa McAuley, we sit down with cruise blogger Gary Bembridge before the latest update from CLIA Australasia's Peter Kollar.

Episode 4 - Peter Giorgi and Thomas Illes

CLIA's Toby Cruse takes over this week as we travel across the industry to take a look at what to expect in the world of cruising this summer. Meanwhile, Andy Harmer & Lucy Huxley talk to Celebrity Cruises' Peter Giorgi about technology, tourism and Celebrity Edge, and journalist Jeremy Skidmore sits down with specialist Thomas Illes to discuss sustainability and the growing popularity of cruise holidays.

Episode 3 - Tony Roberts and Sara Macefield

CLIA UK & Ireland's Andy Harmer is back with another CLIA Cruise Podcast! Attending Travel Weekly's Agent Achievement Awards, Andy spoke to some of the nominees, before sitting down with CLIA Chair and Princess Cruises VP Tony Roberts and cruise journalist Sara Macefield. But first, an Asia and Australasia update from CLIA's Peter Kollar.

Episode 2 - Jay Schneider and Patty Denny

CLIA's Andy Harmer took a trip to Miami to visit the Innovation Lab at PortMiami with Travel Weekly's Lucy Huxley to chat with Royal Caribbean's SVP Digital, Jay Schneider. Before that though, Andy sits down with Patty Denny from the Port of Seattle to discuss exactly what tourists have in store in the state of Washington.

Episode 1 - Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and Mato Franković

Join CLIA UK & Ireland's Andy Harmer on our maiden voyage across the airwaves alongside special guests including Celebrity Cruises’ President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and Mayor of Dubrovnik Mato Franković, as well as industry insiders tackling tourism, sustainability, and the future of cruising.